publication . Other literature type . Research . Article . 2016

An Asian Poverty Line? Issues and Options

Stephan Klasen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Abstract
Given Asia’s record of rapid economic growth and the conceptual and empirical problems of the current international income poverty line (“dollar-a-day”), this paper discusses whether there is merit to develop an Asia-specific poverty line that addresses some of the shortcomings of the dollar-a-day line and additionally considers Asia’s particular economic situation. We consider various ways of creating an Asia-specific poverty line, including an Asia-specific international income poverty line (using purchasing-power parity (PPP) adjusted dollars) that is derived from Asian national poverty lines. We argue that there can be some merit in developing an Asian pover...
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free text keywords: Poverty, poverty line, poverty measurement, ddc:330, Rural community development, Development economics, Economic growth, Geography, Asian studies, Extreme poverty, Multidimensional Poverty Index, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Basic needs, Culture of poverty
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publication . Other literature type . Research . Article . 2016

An Asian Poverty Line? Issues and Options

Stephan Klasen;